iOS app Android app

Cape Wind

Bill Koch: Rich Enough to Stop the Wind

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

New England better get ready for brownouts and higher electricity bills. As for oil prices, they are low now, but I have seen many, many energy price cycles over the last 45 years of watching the sector for a living. And they often come with little warning.

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part 3

Stacy Clark | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Stacy Clark

Part 2 of this three-part series concerning America's first offshore wind farm was an October interview with Cape Wind's Communications Director Mark Rodgers. Rodgers recently recalled the significance of Massachusetts's original windmills to the early economy of Cape Cod:

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part 2

Stacy Clark | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers reflects on the leadership required to move the project from drawing board to construction. He explains how the un-calculated or "external" costs of polluting sources of energy have inspired communities to support renewable sources of power.

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part I

Stacy Clark | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

With such an abundance of inexhaustible, clean power just waiting to be tapped, why has the U.S. delayed its development of offshore wind power?

Court Rules for Cape Wind, Ending a Decade of Failed Opposition

Lewis Milford | Posted 05.18.2014 | Green
Lewis Milford

If you are an environmental lawyer, there is nothing more deflating than reading a judge's decision that clinically rejects all your best arguments. I know because I have had my share of losing environmental cases.

Major U.S. Offshore Wind Project Gets $600 Million Loan

AP | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — The board of a Danish export credit agency has approved a $600 million loan to the Cape Wind offshore energy project, the project's pr...

How the Right Uses Environmental Law to Kill American Jobs

Lewis Milford | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Lewis Milford

The next time someone on the right falsely decries environmentalists for killing American jobs through lawsuits, ask them to explain why their friends in Massachusetts are doing the same thing.

Major Offshore Wind Project Faces Funding Deadline

AP | By JAY LINDSAY | Posted 01.30.2014 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — As it seeks investors, a project off the Massachusetts coast that aims to be the nation's first offshore wind farm must reach fast-app...

Wind Farm Expects Construction Start Off Cape Cod By Year-End

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2013 | Green

By Scott DiSavino March 19 (Reuters) - Cape Wind said Tuesday it expects to complete financing for its long-delayed 468-megawatt offsh...

Collateral Damage and Clean Energy

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

How many threatened birds and tortoises would you be willing to sacrifice to build a commercial wind farm, or a utility-scale solar array? It's an oversimplified way to frame things, of course, but it highlights the reality that renewable energy has environmental impacts, too.

Huffington This Week: Headwinds

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green
Arianna Huffington

Twelve years after Jim Gordon, a New England developer of natural gas plants, launched his effort to build the country's first offshore wind project, the effort is mired in a bureaucratic tangle of permits, sign-offs and lawsuits.

Huffington: Issue 39

Posted 05.04.2013 | Huffington

In this week's issue of Huffington, we probe the ways regulatory gridlock is stalling the development of Cape Wind, the first proposed offshore wind p...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Failure To Launch: Cape Wind's Long Drift | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

In 2001, Jim Gordon, a well-heeled developer of natural gas plants in New England, took up a long-discussed but never-pursued idea that advocates said...

Rhode Island Officials Discuss Offshore Project With Cape Wind

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Officials with the Cape Wind offshore wind project planned for Massachusetts have met with port officials in Rhode Island, a...

Why We Need to Fight for Cape Wind. Now.

John B. Kassel | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green
John B. Kassel

For Massachusetts, Cape Wind is the most important clean energy project. For the nation, it's a bellwether of what's to come. Will we chose to create a clean energy future, or to repeat our dirty energy past.

FAA Under Scrutiny For Offshore Wind Project

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — Two powerful congressmen asked the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday to answer whether it ruled that a Massachusetts offshore...

FAA Employees Allegedly Called Wind Project 'Highly Political'

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration employees felt political pressure to approve a wind farm planned off Cape Cod and did so amid internal...

Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

Cape Spin provides an in-depth look into the well-funded political tug-of-war that has transpired since the original 2001 proposal for Cape Wind's energy project.

For Clean Energy, Politics Is Bad Business

Brian F. Keane | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Until we get serious about discussing clean energy's benefits to consumers -- more choices, more energy independence, more cost savings -- and stop focusing on how politics gets in the way, the industry will fight to go mainstream.

The Real Meaning of "Smart Power"

Brian F. Keane | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green
Brian F. Keane

When I picked up my copy of this week's Time magazine, I was momentarily stopped in my tracks by Massimo Calabresi's cover story: "Hillary Clinton and the Rise of Smart Power."

Appeals Court Overturns Key Cape Wind Clearance

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

BOSTON — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the Federal Aviation Administration's ruling that Cape Wind's turbines present no danger f...

Merger May Impact Nation's 1st Offshore Wind Farm

AP | By JAY LINDSAY | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

BOSTON -- The nation's first offshore wind farm enjoys high-profile federal and state backing, but it hasn't been able to win over one important party...

Offshore Wind and Economic Development: How Utility Law Could Help

Lewis Milford | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Lewis Milford

It is hard to imagine a new angle on the Cape Wind project. However, one item that deserves some attention: jobs and what the Massachusetts utility regulator's decision to approve the project means for new energy technology.

Feds Approve Building Plan For First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

AP | By STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green

BOSTON -- A federal agency approved a construction and operations plan for the Cape Wind project off the Massachusetts coast, clearing the way for wor...

John Kerry Urges Cape Wind Approval

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BOSTON — U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts is urging federal officials to approve a key portion of Cape Wind's financing plan. Kerry and al...